- From Washington, D.C.
- Plays mandolin with a group called Patuxent Partners.
- He is the owner of Patuxent Records.
- As a mandolin player, he has been heavily influenced by Buzz Busby and Frank Wakefield, as well as Bill Monroe.
- 2013, released Something I’ve Been Working On album (Patuxent).
- 2018, released Tom Mindte and Mason Via album (Patuxent).
- 2019, released 409 album with Mason Via (guitar) and Ben Somerville (bass).